Approach to acute, recurrent, and chronic pancreatitis.

Timothy P. Kinney, Martin L Freeman

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Abstract

Pancreatitis can manifest as a one-time episode, recurring attacks, or chronic pain. It is caused by numerous factors ranging from alcohol consumption to gallstones to subtle obstructive causes and occult autoimmune disorders. As a result, determining the etiology and effectively treating the causes and consequences of pancreatitis can be challenging. This article reviews the diagnosis and management of acute, acute recurrent, and chronic pancreatitis, focusing on more challenging scenarios.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-33
Number of pages5
JournalMinnesota medicine
Volume91
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2008

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